Connecting the Ports of Panama with the Ports of Osaka. The Panama Maritime Authorityand the Osaka Ports and Harbors Bureau signed a Partnership Port Affiliation Agreement.

The Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Osaka Ports and Harbor Bureau related to port management, passenger transport, port decarbonization initiatives and enhancement of trading routes among others. The Agreement was signed by His Excellency Noriel Arauz, Administrator of the
Panama Maritime Authority and Mr. Junya Maruyama Director of the Osaka Ports and Harbor Bureau.

His Excellency Hideo Fukushima, Japan Ambassador to Panama, Mr. Seigo Tanaka Vice Governor of the Osaka Prefecture and Consul General Victor Almengor, served as witnesses of
the agreement along with Mrs. Elvia Bustavino, Deputy Maritime Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority and Mrs Flor Pitty (Eng) Director of Ports and Ancilliary Industries of the Panama Maritime Authority.

During the ceremony all parties praised the relationship and longstanding alliance between Panama and Japan aiming to enhance this relationship by closing ties with the Kansai region.

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On behalf of our country, we are pleased to Welcome you to the Website of The Consulate of Panama, in Kobe Japan.

It is an honor to serve as Consul General of this office which has its consular jurisdiction over the Fukui, Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushu regions.

We are located in the second metropolitan region of Japan and in one of the largest shipping centers of the world. Furthermore, we supervise and work together as a team with the office of the Panama Maritime Authority located in the city of Imabari, which is a sister city of Panama city.

Our office essentially provides Maritime and Consular Services along with the promotion of the Panamanian culture and the enhancement of the trade and academic relationships between Panama and the people, companies and institutions of western Japan.

This site aims to provide general information about our country, the Panama Merchant Marine along with other consular and cultural services that our office provides within western Japan, giving you a better understanding of the role and functions of our Office.